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Mon Jan 19

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:49 AM

Re: BRK the answer to fear of loss

An economy that requires unlimited growth, especially at exponential rates, cannot endure in a finite system, such as a single planet. That can result only in environmental degradation, uneven wealth distribution, and eventual [more]

Fri Jan 16

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:17 PM

Re: OT: LUK and the Swiss Franc

The $250M loan, I get, although it would be nice to have the rate.

But for the remaining $50M, they get 75% of any dividends and 75% of any proceeds from a sale? Isn't that just another way of saying they have 75% of the equity in the
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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:04 PM

Re: OT: Idea

Some slow ideas:

Understand the technology and the market adjacent to your invention. This can mostly be done on google. Find the companies and products that are most like yours. Understand these products and their markets, at least a [more]

Tue Jan 6

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RaplhCramden wrote about Coca-Cola (KO) . 2:48 PM

KO Outperform

Great company

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Coca-Cola (KO) will Outperform the S&P 500

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RaplhCramden wrote about ExxonMobil Corp (XOM) . 2:46 PM

XOM Outperform

Oil will come back up in price and XOM will follow it.

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ExxonMobil Corp (XOM) will Outperform the S&P 500

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RaplhCramden wrote about Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) . 2:44 PM

CBI Outperform

Solid book of business, beaten down in price.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) will Outperform the S&P 500

Mon Jan 5

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RaplhCramden posted to the Words, Words, Words board. 5:01 PM

14001

After 15 years of missing I finally nailed one.

Me too!

Fri Jan 2

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:02 PM

Re: Question On Selling BRK.B

Withdrawing $50,000/year it will almost certainly last longer than your friend as others have discussed.

If you want to GUARANTEE it will last longer than your friend, have him sell 3% of his shares once per year. Then the only risk is that [more]

Wed Dec 24

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:03 AM

Re: Berkshire Hathaway & Social Responsibility

Thanks fatcat.

I'm +1 this because I think it is a fact of corporate life to participate in things like this. Even if I am personally a little put off and even skeptical of the true importance of sustainability. A company, in addition to [more]

Sat Dec 20

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:55 AM

Re: Poll: OT: Tesla Motors...

Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla) is incredible! He has had more success creating a new car company than anybody else has probably since Honda. He does this all while also having created the most successful private rocket launch company.

The car is [more]

Thu Dec 18

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:11 PM

Re: Donate Berkshire Leap Options

I would suggest selling the options and just donating the proceeds to the charity.

This is a BAD IDEA, don't do it.

If you sell appreciated options you will need to pay income tax on the gain. In addition, if you then [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:02 AM

Re: OT: Mining Companies

Total underground petroleum is going down steadily, I think we can all agree.

First off, yes, we are removing underground petroleum much faster than it can possibly be replenishing.

Mungo, your characterization of an [more]

Mon Dec 15

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 3:15 AM

Re: At The Bar: Self Driving Cars

I think fleets will adopt early. Imagine the savings for long-haul companies not requiring a presence in the vehicle at all. Not only do they save salaries and fuel costs, they save on delivery times as well as computers wouldn't require the same [more]

Sat Dec 13

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RaplhCramden replied to the Improve the Fool board. 5:28 AM

Re: Deleted Message - Need More details

I don't understand or agree with this attitude (which seems to be shared by many here on TMF). I've heard people say they want to leave offensive posts standing, for all to see, so you know who the jackasses are.

Almost certainly, [more]

Fri Dec 12

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:18 PM

Re: OT: CBI

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/interesting-cbi-put-and-call-o...

Jan 2015 options both call and put are overpriced according to link [more]

Thu Dec 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 3:06 AM

Re: This horrible thing flashed in my head

I will be singing that in search of francophones.

Tue Dec 9

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:50 PM

Re: Wow.

Very exciting. My recent BRK.B winnings are only half-eaten by my recent CBI and LUK losings.

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